Breakfast is Served

What is one of the best meals you’ve had for breakfast?  There are some people who can’t even wake up in time to eat in the morning, and then there are the rest of us who cannot start the day without at least something in our belly.  We both have to eat in the morning, whether it be a Tuesday morning before work or a Sunday morning after an evening of tequila shots.  It must be done.  Now, we do not live together, so the first meal of the day is rarely shared, and we both have our own preferences for food anyways.  But everyone likes potatoes right?  Here is a side dish that would fit right on the side of either one of our breakfast plates.

There is a little Greek flavor going on with these potatoes.  The lemon, oregano and garlic are three prime ingredients that make it so. If you really wanted to take it to the land of Greece, perhaps you’d add a bit of black pepper and marjoram.  In fact, you could just make your  own Greek seasoning, which is sold in various grocery stores or online markets.  It is a mix of traditional spices that work for lamb, chicken, beef, fish and…potatoes.  Potatoes are a blank canvas, so you can dress them up with almost anything and enjoy the final dish.

Lemon and Herb Potatoes – Serves 6
6 large red potatoes, cubed
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, sliced
Zest and juice of 3 lemons
3 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped and divided
3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped and divided
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped and divided
Olive oil
Kosher salt

1. Drizzle olive oil in a wide, deep skillet over medium high heat. When hot, add potatoes and onions and cook for about 10 minutes or until they begin to soften slightly. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

2. Add lemon juice, zest and half of the oregano, dill and parsley. Cover and cook for another 20-25 minutes or until potatoes brown on all sides. Stir as needed and add more olive oil if potatoes begin to stick.

3. Remove from heat and toss with remaining herbs and season with kosher salt as desired.

Click HERE for the printable recipe.


42 thoughts on “Breakfast is Served

  1. My favourite breakfast potato dish is hashbrowns but these lemony potatoes will do! I still can’t believe how some people eat dry cereal, that tastes of and resembles sawdust, every morning…

  2. As a side for breakfast? Nah, for me, this WOULD be breakfast…potatoes of any kind make a great start to the day for me.

  3. Could not agree with you more. I’m a big breakfast eater! I wake up hungry. Eggs Benedict is my favorite breakfast, but I’ve been known to enjoy a good bowl of left over spaghetti. 🙂

  4. Love breakfast potatoes – they keep you full til lunch. We usually have a smoothie and an egg for breakfast, but it s nice to make it a complete meal.

  5. Red potatoes, and their smaller counterparts, are nice because they cook quickly and they are softer. You could use russet potatoes if that’s what you have on hand!

  6. Breakfast for me is milky coffee and brioche with cherry jam. Every day. These wonderful, tasty potatoes, though, would make THE perfect lunch. Great flavors!

  7. yummy. hmmmm, are red potatoes those that are slightly pinkish? am wondering if we can get those on our sunny shores. what would be a good substitute?

  8. I love this photo! And I love breakfast, never ate it for years when I got up so early, but now that I stay at home with my son, I feel like I will fall out if I don’t eat early in the morning.

  9. This is one of my favorite indulgences on weekends that I don’t enjoy as often as I should — breakfast potatoes. Oooh, with a little bit of ketchup, too. It never ceases to feel like a special morning when I can wake up to that.

  10. I love potatoes just about any way. Lemon and herbs is a sure way to satisfy just about anyone. You’ve reminded me I have a great recipe to share I need to write about. I recently made it but didn’t bother to take good pictures… I swear potatoes are great to do so much with! Love the color of it.

  11. Potatoes are always a great breakfast dish and those look wonderful! I work from home, so I generally don’t eat RIGHT when I get up, but wait a couple hours. Lately I’ve been having a bowl of Cheerios with banana and vanilla soy milk, along with a grapefruit. I’d MUCH rather have an egg sandwich 🙂

  12. This is a great savory side — the lemon must give it a nice fresh kick. I could have this as is for breakfast, but alongside a fried egg would be perfect.

  13. My mom would love this recipe – she’s a huge potato freak so would probably list hash browns/pan-fried taters as a component in her ideal breakfast. Me, I’m a oatmeal gal straight down to the core! Unless there’s a warm homemade muffin around…

  14. You know ever since you showed me the picture of that ridiculous sandmich I have not been able to get it out of my mind. And these potatoes would’ve gone perfectly with the sausage and fried egg….mmmm if only they had one in Dallas 😦

  15. If it is a breakfast idea, I will definitely try on one of those day when I go to a swimming pool in the morning 🙂
    I come from Poland, now I live in France. As Polish, I prefer salty breakfasts: various sandwiches, little salty salads, in winter even some soup, eggs, omeletes, things like that. I am not an amateur of sweet French tartines or pain au chocolat – I am hungry after one hour…

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